[Ibogaine] Re: rant against MAPS and burning man attendees
ms_iboga at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 8 16:35:03 EDT 2005
Thank you, Preston, for putting that ridiculous email
into proper perspective.
The problem with viewing addiction as a 'disease', is
that you are disempowering an already marginalized
group of people("oh, you poor, little, helpless,
I used to have a 'disease'- the disease of using too
much heroin and subsequently developing a chemical
dependence on it. I no longer use, and have not for
nearly a year. Where did my disease go? In
remission? So, once 'diseased', always 'diseased'?
Wow- what an incredibly positive message to send to
struggling drug users: "You're powerless, and you
always will be, you pathetic weak-willed fuckwit."
It's the same NA claptrap as 'putting your faith in a
higher power'. One question: where was this
so-called higher power when the user was first
introduced to addictive drugs, or when they were
having a shitty enough time in life to consider
escaping with drugs? why would I- or anyone else- now
want to rely on someone/something that wasn't there
for me/us in the first place? Bullocks...
Addiction is not a disease- it is a cyclical,
self-medicating pattern that people get themselves
into, usually to escape physical and/or psychological
pain. The cycle CAN be broken- YOU( the drug user)
are a powerful force to be reckoned with, despite what
those NA wankers tell you.
Welcome to the cult of NA....
Bullocks, pure bullocks,
Julie (usually silent, but lurking)
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